Cover: October Farm: From the Concord Journals and Diaries of William Brewster, from Harvard University PressCover: October Farm in E-DITION

October Farm

From the Concord Journals and Diaries of William Brewster

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674734203

Publication Date: 01/01/1937

298 pages


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Important as a real addition to our literature… For William Brewster as a writer has that quality which is so marked in W. H. Hudson’s work, of setting down his minute observations of the life of nature about him with a clarity, simplicity and faithfulness that transmutes a straightforward, unassuming statement into the pure gold of English prose. From the first page,…we read this book in the deep satisfaction that comes from the genuine touch of beauty and truth.New York Times

October Farm’ will immediately take its place among the classics of its kind.—Carl Van Doren, Boston Herald

The event of the present season in book production may well prove to be ‘October Farm,’ a work that is making its way around among the discriminating with increasing speed as fame precedes it and eager hands reach out for it… The clever man will hurry to the book store and get a first edition while it lasts. For this is the sort of book that will be a collector’s item.—Donald Culross Peattie, The Chicago Daily News

A book which belongs on the shelf beside Thoreau and Muir, with the best of American outdoor books.—Lewis Gannett, New York Herald Tribune

A naturalist’s classic, and unique in the category.—Mark Van Doren, The New York Herald Tribune

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